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Mixed Media Drawing


Join Darius Hill for a series of activities and assigned projects designed to address perceptual and manipulative skills in several drawing media.

Course Description

Drawing exercises will encourage students to take risks, to step outside their comfort zone. We will explore drawing through the use of non-traditional media and processes such as transfer techniques and paints. Participants will be encouraged to employ skills as a  means for personal expression involving imagination, intuition, and personal insight. Our main goal is to encourage each participant to create personal artistic interpretations of a given subject.

Course Format:

  • Most class time will be devoted to work in the studio. Class critiques will be held on a regular basis.
  • Participants will explore the recognition of drawing as a valid artistic approach in and of itself.
  • Participants will explore the effective use of that approach for individual expression.
  • Participants will have a better understanding of the inter-relationships between subject, form, and content.
  • Participants will have a better understanding that form should be adapted to intent and content.
  • Participants will develop a better sense of good craftsmanship.



Artist Biography

Darius Hill is Chair of the Visual Arts Department at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. He holds a BFA in printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art and an MFA in studio art from the University of Alabama. He is an exhibiting artist, participating in shows throughout the southeast, and his work is represented in many museum, corporate, and private collections throughout the U.S. He has earned several honors and awards including Operation New Birmingham Best in Show Award at the Magic City Art Connection, and he was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. He was one of 13 Alabama printmakers selected to work with the University of Montevallo’s Big Print project. Hill’s work has been selected by many juried exhibitions such as the Red Clay Survey, Huntsville, and the Energen Exhibition, Birmingham. His work has been reviewed in publications such as Art Papers, Birmingham Magazine, B-Metro Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Birmingham News, and the recently published Alabama Creates: 200 Years of Art and Artists, which “features ninety-four of Alabama’s most accomplished, noteworthy, and influential practitioners of the fine arts from 1819 to the present.”



Learn more about Darius Hill and his work by checking out his instagram @printdarius.


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